Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, MD

Director Emeritus of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

Ohene-Frempong, KwakuDr. Ohene-Frempong, professor of Pediatrics at CHOP, Director Emeritus of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and president of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana, is a world-renowned authority on sickle cell disease, and is himself a carrier.

In addition to his research focus on pulmonary complications from sickle cell disease, he pursues research and provides clinical support in his home country, Ghana, where he is considered a national hero. He founded a sickle cell clinic there with the first newborn screening program in Africa, which he is helping to expand nationwide.

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